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Jose Lopez

University of Pennsylvania




Jose Lopez has a constant drive to bring about positive change in the world. After a terrible coming out experience in the summer of 2013, he dedicated himself toward making the lives of other youth like him as easy as possible. Since then Jose has gotten involved with various legislative advocacy and policy implementation programs for the LGBTQ community through the GSA Network of California. He has had the opportunity to visit the California state Capitol and advocate for bills that would create safer, more inclusive schools for LGBTQ youth. After finishing his bachelor's degree in political science, with a concentration in civil liberties and minority studies, Jose plans on becoming an advocate and an elected politician so that he can achieve his goal of bringing about change in not only this country, but the world.

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